Voice Kids UK 2018 Champion
Written by Jamie on 22nd July 2018
Rhondda Cynon Taf Mayor, Councillor Steve Powderhill is one of many that have praised the award-winning performance of a teenage schoolboy from Pontypridd, who was crowned The Voice Kids champion 2018.
Daniel Davies, aged 14, of Trallwn, stunned millions of television viewers last weekend with his own version of Mariah Carey’s hit song Anytime You Need A Friend.
A self-taught singer, Daniel had only ever performed in school shows previously and cannot believe he has won ITV’s The Voice Kids, with the help and guidance of his mentor Pixie Lott.
Daniel, a former pupil at Coedpenmaen Primary School, now attending Hawthorn High, is currently enjoying his school holidays before starting his GCSE studies in September.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Mayor, Councillor Steve Powderhill, ward member for Treforest, said:
“Daniel has an amazing voice and it is incredible that, to date, he has had no professional vocal coaching.
“I join everyone in our County Borough in congratulating him and I am looking forward to meeting him and his family very soon.
“We have some fantastic talent among our young people in Rhondda Cynon Taf and Daniel is a great ambassador for them all.
“I wish him every success for the future, both in the music world and as he embarks on his GCSE studies.”
Supporting Daniel every step of his journey so far has been proud parents Mark Davies and Linda Evans and sisters Rebecca, Nadine and Gemma, with Rebecca helping and advising Daniel on his vocals every step of the way.
The Voice Kids winner, Daniel Davies, said:
“Winning this show has been the best experience of my life so far. It has helped me gain confidence as a person and well as a performer.
“I have met some lovely people along the way, none more so than Pixie Lott, who has been a massive support to me – I really could not have done it without her.”
Daniel’s mother Linda Evans, who works at the University of South Wales Treforest Campus, said:
“Winning this show has been phenomenal for Daniel and all of his family. We cannot believe what has happened. Daniel has a fantastic voice and deserves the success.
“We cannot thank his mentor Pixie Lott enough for her support. She has been really genuine and caring and is a great credit to the music industry.”
As well as being crowned The Voice Kids 2018 Champion, Daniel also won a £30,000 bursary towards his musical career.
Speaking after the show winner was announced, chart-topping singer and Daniel’s mentor Pixie Lott spoke of her great pride in seeing him grow in confidence.